William Blake (1757 – 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. Although Blake was considered mad by contemporaries for his idiosyncratic views, he is held in high regard by later critics for his expressiveness and creativity, and for the philosophical and mystical undercurrents within his work.
Quotes by William Blake…
I have tried to make friends by corporeal gifts, but have only made enemies. I never made friends but by spiritual gifts.
The eagle never lost so much time as when he submitted to learn of the crow.
The fox condemns the trap, not himself.
As a man is, so he sees.
Drive your cart and your plow over the bones of the dead.
Energy is Eternal Delight.
If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is: infinite.
No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
The roaring of lions, the howling of wolves, the raging of the stormy sea, and the destructive sword, are portions of eternity too great for the eye of man.
To see a world in a grain of sand
And a Heaven in a wild flower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.